CIF recently announced the new league alignments that will begin next fall. As you can see, the Sierra League is definitely getting beefed up with Charter Oak. The still ever tough Baseline League sees the addition of Glendora to the list. Interesting move as the Tartans have really been the team in the Sierra League that keeps people on their toes. I like the combination of the Miramonte and San Antonio League and of course the addition of Diamond Bar. It’s been tough for the Brahmas in the Sierra League, but it doesn’t get easier with Los Altos, Rowland, West Covina, Walnut and Diamond Ranch. For Diamond Bar locals it’s been a rivalry game between Walnut and Diamond Bar with the Branding Iron game, but now Diamond Ranch is in the picture where players from Diamond Bar attend Diamond Ranch if they don’t live in a particular boundary in Diamond Bar. So, the City will get two rivalry games in the season.  As for the Mt. Baldy league, it’s another meaningful match-up for Chino and Don Lugo as they usually meet up for the Milk Can game in non-league action, but this time it league action as well and Coach Greg Setlitch faces his old team.

In all, I like the changes and it makes a lot of sense and should bring great local football to all areas of the CIF Southern Section. Tell me your thoughts and do you agree or disagree with the changes?

Baseline League: Alta Loma, Etiwanda, Glendora, Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland
Sierra League: Ayala, Charter Oak, Chino Hills, Claremont, Damien/St. Lucy’s, South Hills
Miramonte/San Antonio League: Bonita, Diamond Bar, Diamond Ranch, Los Altos, Rowland, Walnut, West Covina
Mt. Baldy League: Chaffey, Chino, Colony, Don Lugo, Garey, Montclair, Ontario
Valle Vista League: Baldwin Park, Covina, Nogales, Northview, Pomona, San Dimas, Wilson